AP-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV
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LAS VEGAS CASINOS-CONTRACTS
PHOENIX — A union for casino-hotel workers says it has reached a tentative agreement with MGM Resorts International, covering nearly half of the 50,000 employees threatening to strike in Las Vegas. The deal between MGM and the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 was announced by the union in a tweet late Saturday. A tentative accord between the labor union and the other big casino employer threatened by the job action, Caesars Entertainment, was reached Friday afternoon. By Anita Snow. SENT: 570 words, photos.
For nearly 10 years, residents in a California farming community have had to drive nearly 40 miles (64 kilometers) to see the latest film, a rare trip for some in a place where a third of the population lives in poverty. That all changed in May when Moctesuma Esparza, a Latino movie producer, opened his latest Maya Cinemas theater in Delano in his ongoing effort to open theaters in poor, rural areas in the U.S. that lack entertainment options. The $20 million project gives Delano’s 53,000 residents access to recent movie releases in a high-end experience with luxury seating. In 1965, Delano helped spark Cesar Chavez’s farm worker union movement. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 700 WORDS, photos.
HOUSE GOP-TEA PARTY
WASHINGTON — The Republican newcomers stunned Washington back in 2010 when they seized the House majority with bold promises to cut taxes and spending and to roll back what many viewed as Barack Obama’s presidential overreach. But don’t call them tea party Republicans any more. Eight years later, the House Tea Party Caucus is long gone. So, too, are almost half the 87 new House Republicans elected in the biggest GOP wave since the 1920s. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 990 words, photos.
CALIFORNIA PRIMARY-THINGS TO KNOW
California’s primary election is Tuesday and includes races for governor, U.S. Senate and other statewide offices, all 53 U.S. House districts and most seats in the state Legislature. The top two vote-getters in each contest will advance to the November general election, regardless of their political party. Californians also will vote on five propositions placed on the ballot by the Legislature. SENT: 590 words.
TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST-SNOWMOBILERS: The debate over snowmobile access in the 1,250-square-mile (3,238-square-kilometer) Tahoe National Forest has turned ugly. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported last week that the emails, social media posts and online comments with foul and abusive language prompted Forest Service officials to disable a portion of an online comment system. SENT: 130 words.
WASHINGTON — In his first home Stanley Cup Final game after 13 long years checkered with as many disappointments as milestones, Alex Ovechkin was not going to be denied the opportunity to do something special.
He played with an edge. He played with joy. And he played with the leadership his Washington Capitals have come to expect. Ovechkin dived to the ice to score his 14th goal of the playoffs, laid down to block shots, dished out hits and, along with Evgeny Kuznetsov, muscled the Capitals past the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 1000 words, photos.
HKN--STANLEY CUP-CARELESS KNIGHTS.
BBC--NCAA REGIONAL RDP
A look at top performances and highlights from regional play at the NCAA baseball tournament. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 8 p.m. EDT.
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